Bo Jackson on Brock Lesnar comparison: I don’t know who he is
When discussing his UFC return earlier this week, Brock Lesnar compared himself to Bo Jackson. That’s pretty bold, but Jackson was not offended.
Simply put, it’s hard to be offended by something that someone you have never heard of says. When TMZ asked him about Lesnar’s comparison, Jackson claimed he has no idea who Lesnar is.
“I don’t know who Brock Lesnar is, man,” the NFL legend said. “I don’t watch (MMA). Not on my radar. If I didn’t make money doing it, I don’t know nothing about it.”
Jackson was named the MVP of the 1989 MLB All-Star Game. He was named to the Pro Bowl, the NFL’s all-star game, the following year. While Lesnar is an incredible athlete, he gained most of his notoriety in the WWE. He’s just not on Jackson’s level.
As for Jackson having never heard of Lesnar, we doubt that’s true. Bo’s own daughter tweeted about Lesnar’s comparison, so the former Los Angeles Raider must have seen that. He probably just doesn’t want to give Lesnar the satisfaction.